I'm thankful for this blog because it has become an outlet for me as I try to process things. I've always enjoyed writing, but this has given me a new purpose for writing again and I find myself coming to it when I have news to share or ideas to ruminate upon. I've met new "friends" as a result of this blog and have gotten to know people across the country who I may never know face to face, but who have come to know my heart. Although it sounds overly dramatic, in some ways this blog has saved Clara's life. Not only has it been the source of countless prayers offered on her behalf, but when I write about our struggles, people email and comment with ideas and suggestions that have been big game changers. We would never have discovered dozens of tricks like "dreamfeeding" without this blog.
I'm just a girl who writes and takes photos and truly don't consider myself to be brilliantly talented at either. But I enjoy it. As an educator I believe that writing is best when it's authentic and meaningful and when it has an intended audience. This blog does all that for me.
So, I'm going to try to run with it a bit. I've given the site a few face-lifts (new content pages beneath the header, a few new gadgets on the sidebar and I finally fixed that bug that was goofing up the alignment). If you're one who usually reads the blog in email or your RSS feed, pop over to the site when you have a chance and check out the new changes.
I don't know much at all about "professional blogging," but I'm self-teaching a little and beginning to dip my toe in the water, albeit hesitantly. You may have noticed that there have been some ads running on the site the last month or so. If you see something that piques your interest, please click (and help us buy diapers). If you read a post that you particularly like, click on the Facebook like symbol on the right hand side of the blog, or share the link on your own Facebook page. Feel free to pass along the blog to others who you think may be interested in the ramblings of this stay-at-home mom. Help us spread the word. I'm going public.
I'm not sure what this will evolve into over time, but I'm committed to finding out! Thanks for reading. You're the reason I keep coming back. That, and the fact that I can't resist sharing photos like this:
|Christmas card teaser. Rufus loves his baby.|